Sandusky County, Ohio

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Sandusky County
Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont
Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont
Official seal of Sandusky County
Map of Ohio highlighting Sandusky County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°22′N 83°09′W / 41.36°N 83.15°W / 41.36; -83.15
Country United States
State Ohio
FoundedFebruary 12, 1820[1]
Named forSandusky River
SeatFremont
Largest cityFremont
Area
 • Total418 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Land408 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Water9.3 sq mi (24 km2)  2.2%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total58,896
 • Density140/sq mi (54/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.sandusky-county.com

Sandusky County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is southeast of the Toledo Metropolitan Area. As of the 2020 census, the population was 58,896.[2] Its county seat is Fremont.[3] The county was formed on February 12, 1820, from portions of Huron County. The name is derived from the Wyandot word meaning "water" (Wyandot: saandustee).[4] The Sandusky River runs diagonally northeast through the county to its mouth on Sandusky Bay. The bay opens into Lake Erie.

The Fremont, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sandusky County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 9.3 square miles (24 km2) (2.2%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820852
18302,851234.6%
184010,182257.1%
185014,30540.5%
186021,42949.8%
187025,50319.0%
188032,05725.7%
189030,617−4.5%
190034,31112.1%
191035,1712.5%
192037,1095.5%
193039,7317.1%
194041,0143.2%
195046,11412.4%
196056,48622.5%
197060,9838.0%
198063,2673.7%
199061,963−2.1%
200061,792−0.3%
201060,944−1.4%
202058,896−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2020 [10]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 61,792 people, 23,717 households, and 16,957 families living in the county. The population density was 151 people per square mile (58/km2). There were 25,253 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.20% White, 2.67% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.10% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,717 households, out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,584, and the median income for a family was $47,675. Males had a median income of $35,501 versus $23,964 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,239. About 5.70% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,944 people, 24,182 households, and 16,616 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 149.2 inhabitants per square mile (57.6/km2). There were 26,390 housing units at an average density of 64.6 per square mile (24.9/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 91.2% white, 2.8% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 2.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.9% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 41.9% were German, 12.1% were Irish, 9.5% were English, and 7.1% were American.[14]

Of the 24,182 households, 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families, and 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 40.4 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,056 and the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $42,582 versus $31,257 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,286. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Government and politics[edit]

Sandusky County is a heavily Republican County in Northwestern Ohio. The county has a strong history of supporting Republican presidential candidates as well as local Republican candidates. However, during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, 51% of the voters from Sandusky County supported Democratic candidate Barack Obama.[16] This was repeated in the 2012 U.S. presidential election when the plurality of 50%-48% supported the incumbent, President Obama.[17] Time magazine listed Sandusky as one of five critical counties in the 2012 election.[18]

United States presidential election results for Sandusky County, Ohio[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 18,896 62.72% 10,596 35.17% 636 2.11%
2016 16,316 57.68% 9,929 35.10% 2,040 7.21%
2012 13,755 47.28% 14,541 49.98% 799 2.75%
2008 14,192 46.72% 15,602 51.36% 583 1.92%
2004 16,224 55.92% 12,686 43.72% 104 0.36%
2000 13,699 53.21% 11,146 43.30% 899 3.49%
1996 10,033 39.48% 11,547 45.44% 3,833 15.08%
1992 10,772 39.21% 9,878 35.96% 6,822 24.83%
1988 14,203 58.61% 9,709 40.07% 320 1.32%
1984 17,214 66.16% 8,564 32.91% 242 0.93%
1980 13,420 55.53% 8,482 35.10% 2,264 9.37%
1976 13,074 52.58% 11,202 45.05% 591 2.38%
1972 15,489 63.63% 8,308 34.13% 546 2.24%
1968 11,696 53.10% 8,581 38.96% 1,748 7.94%
1964 8,254 37.98% 13,481 62.02% 0 0.00%
1960 14,566 64.06% 8,171 35.94% 0 0.00%
1956 15,009 72.52% 5,687 27.48% 0 0.00%
1952 14,939 71.18% 6,048 28.82% 0 0.00%
1948 10,847 59.93% 7,216 39.87% 36 0.20%
1944 13,763 69.19% 6,129 30.81% 0 0.00%
1940 14,054 66.39% 7,116 33.61% 0 0.00%
1936 8,692 42.89% 9,171 45.26% 2,402 11.85%
1932 8,915 45.74% 10,299 52.84% 276 1.42%
1928 12,200 67.33% 5,834 32.20% 85 0.47%
1924 9,381 60.88% 4,388 28.48% 1,639 10.64%
1920 8,933 61.77% 5,295 36.62% 233 1.61%
1916 3,557 39.36% 5,264 58.25% 216 2.39%
1912 1,576 18.43% 4,333 50.66% 2,644 30.91%
1908 4,079 42.74% 5,242 54.93% 222 2.33%
1904 4,208 50.38% 3,787 45.34% 358 4.29%
1900 4,003 44.26% 4,915 54.35% 126 1.39%
1896 3,970 43.28% 5,105 55.66% 97 1.06%
1892 2,960 41.25% 3,774 52.60% 441 6.15%
1888 3,218 44.10% 3,917 53.68% 162 2.22%
1884 3,130 45.10% 3,684 53.08% 126 1.82%
1880 3,059 44.49% 3,640 52.94% 177 2.57%
1876 3,032 47.31% 3,330 51.96% 47 0.73%
1872 2,380 46.26% 2,729 53.04% 36 0.70%
1868 2,443 46.19% 2,846 53.81% 0 0.00%
1864 2,294 49.09% 2,379 50.91% 0 0.00%
1860 1,938 45.28% 2,319 54.18% 23 0.54%
1856 1,548 48.50% 1,599 50.09% 45 1.41%


County officials[edit]

Office Name Party
Commissioner Scott Miller Republican
Commissioner Kay E. Reiter Republican
Commissioner Russ Zimmerman Republican
Prosecutor Beth A. Tischler Republican
Sheriff Christopher J. Hilton Republican
Clerk of Courts Tracy M. Overmyer Republican
Recorder Colleen Carmack Republican
Treasurer Kimberley Foreman Republican
Engineer Carlos Baez Republican
Coroner John J. Wukie Republican
Auditor Jerri A. Miller Republican
Common Pleas Court Judge Jon Ickes Republican
Common Pleas Court Judge Jeremiah Ray Democrat
County Courts Judge John P. Kolesar Democrat
County Courts Judge Mary Elizabeth Fiser Republican
Juvenile Court Judge Brad Smith Republican

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Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Other highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Sandusky County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated places[edit]

Other communities[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Sandusky County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ 2020 census
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ American Language Reprint database Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  10. ^ 2020 census
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  16. ^ "Local and National Election Results - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com". www.cnn.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  17. ^ "2012 election results from Ohio". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  18. ^ "The White House - Obama's Path to Victory", Time, pp. 16–17, November 19, 2012
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Sandusky County, Ohio - Sandusky County, Ohio". www.sandusky-county.org. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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Coordinates: 41°22′N 83°09′W / 41.36°N 83.15°W / 41.36; -83.15